Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and spending time with family!
Now the excitement shifts to the start of the 2022 World Juniors with several LA Kings prospects in action today. After just one exhibition on Thursday, Kasper Simontaival, Samuel Helenius and Team Finland will officially kick-off the tournament against Team Germany.
Simontaival, of course, opened the scoring for Finland in Thursday’s exhibition against Team USA.
Speaking of, Brock Faber and the United States will highlight the nightcap game against Team Slovakia and Martin Chromiak. The Kings’ 2020 fifth-rounder also scored in Thursday’s warmup.
Below is the full schedule for today as Russ was kind enough to throw together all in one place:
#WorldJuniors schedule for today:
11:00 am PT: 🇩🇪 vs 🇫🇮 (Helenius, Simontaival)
1:30 pm PT: 🇷🇺 (Kirsanov) vs 🇸🇪 (Grans)
4:00 pm PT: 🇨🇿 vs 🇨🇦
6:30 pm PT: 🇺🇸 (Faber) vs 🇸🇰 (Chromiak)#GoKingsGo
— Russell Morgan (@NHLRussell) December 26, 2021
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow’s game against the Coyotes was postponed (HERE). The league is expected to clarify the return to play plan later today.